Lust & Wonder (ST. MARTIN'S PRESS)
Friday • March 31 • 7pm
U District store
Reading & Book Signing
New York Times best-selling author of Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs, describes love and life after rehab in his new autobiographical work. With hilarious frankness, he recounts romantic missteps while living in New York City as a freelance ad copywriter. As relationship dead ends and the scars of child trauma and anxiety disorders intertwine with burgeoning literary success, he discovers that money and fame truly can't buy happiness. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust and Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again. Kick off your weekend by spending an evening with this wonderfully entertaining storyteller.
Augusten Burroughs is the author of the autobiographical works "Running with Scissors," "Dry," "Magical Thinking," "Possible Side Effects" and "A Wolf at the Table," all of which were New York Times bestsellers. "Running with Scissors" remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two consecutive years and was made into a Golden Globe-nominated film starring Annette Bening. His only novel, "Sellevision," is currently in development as a series for NBC. "Dry," Augusten's memoir of his alcoholism and recovery, is being developed by Showtime. In addition, Burroughs is currently creating an original prime-time series for CBS. Augusten's latest book is called "You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas."
Twice named to Entertainment Weekly's list of the funniest people in America, Augusten has also been the subject of a Vanity Fair cover story and a Jeopardy! answer. His books have made guest appearances in two James Patterson novels, one Linkin Park music video, numerous television shows and a porn movie.
Pre-Order an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $15.99